USA Requirements for a Student Visa
Our Law Office of California immigration lawyer will be able to help you get your F-1 Student Visa whether you are inside the U.S. or outside the U.S. and are applying for a visa from the U.S. Consulate. As a Student Visa Immigration Lawyer, we can aid you in finding a school that will accept non-immigrant students and give you the general requirements for the I-20 the school will issue. We will also do what is necessary to put together the F1 Student Visa Packet with all of the requirements so that you will have the best chance of success.
This is the Student Visa. It allows you to come to the U.S. to study at a wide variety of educational institutions ranging from large Universities to community colleges to specialized institutions such as cooking schools. This visa can also be used for you to come to the U.S. to study English.
F-1 nonimmigrant student (F-1 student) means an alien who has an F-1 visa. The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services grants such a visa to an alien who has a residence in a foreign country which he/she has no intention of abandoning, who is a bona fide student qualified to pursue a full course of study and who entered the United States temporarily and solely for the purpose of pursuing such a course of study at an established institution of learning or other recognized place of study in the United States, particularly designated by him/her and approved by the Attorney General after consultation with the Department of Education of the United States.
The Student Visa will last for as long as you are in school which depends upon the length of the course of study. Your spouse and unmarried children can come to the U.S. once your visa is approved. You can later change your status to allow you to work.
If you are out of status because of some type of violation of your F-1 Student Visa, you should try to apply for reinstatement of student status. Assuming you did not work out of status, there would be a reasonable chance of success, especially if the reason for you going out of status was not your fault.